Thursday, May 10, 2018

And now for a little subversive cross stitching...

Hello crafty friends!
I broke out my neglected embroidery floss to
work on an idea for a card I had rolling around in my head.
I've been working on this card for a couple days,
and I'm finally finished with it.
Check it out:

and the inside:
I used some ancient floss for this project. I think I've had this floss for at least 20 years,
from back when I was doing a lot of cross stitching projects.
I have a booklet of different cross stitch alphabets and I picked 
this one to use, mostly because it fit. LOL!
I used the stitched circle die along with the embroidery hoop die. The embroidery 
hoop was cut 4 times, stacked, and glued.
The patterned papers I used are from the same collection. (2012)
I cut flowers and leaves from the flower dies set (2015) and added them to the hoop.
My sentiment is stamped on the inside using the Happy Birthday set (2014).

I gotta say, this is probably one of my favorite cards to date. I'm sure
happy that my family shares the same sarcastic sense of humor I have because
some lucky member will get this in the future. LOL!

That's all I have for now. Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Happy Birthday (2014)
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing (2012)
CS: Neenah; Thunderbolt; scraps
Accessories: GC; Paper Smooches dies - embroidery hoop, stitched circle, flowers (2015); DMC floss; needle; STAMPlorations - Art Edges die; MISTI; Goodnatured Girls - Alphabet Order cross stitch pattern booklet
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - multi medium matte


  1. Eek! Love it - maybe just a LITTLE subversive, lol. Super cute colors for it though - great use of our sketch! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  2. I'm sure that it's perfect for someone with that sense of humour. Great use of multi-crafting stuff too! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

  3. This is a perfect choice of images for this layout, and I absolutely adore your cross-stitching! I *need* this. :) Thank you for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

  4. As a cross-stitch-er myself, I have to say that I absolutely adore this!

  5. Cute and really quite hilarious!! LOL So creative! Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

  6. Ohh!! Chris, this is so gorgeous, a sweet, little cross stitch masterpiece, a labor of love beauty.
    Some years ago I was all into cross stitching and I can say it takes patience and more patience to count the little squares on the fabric.
    I love what you embroidered onto this panel, made me laugh!! I bet the recipient of this birthday card will have a blast as soon as they open the envelope.
    Thank you for playing along with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you come back and play again next time.

  7. What a fun card! I love it.Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

  8. tee hee hee. LOVE this! Jumped right out of the gallery at me. Maybe cuz I am...

  9. LOL! I love this fun card! I used to cross stitch and always enjoyed it! Your card took lots of work and i know it will be appreciated! So happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps! XX

  10. How fun is this? Just makes me smile! I used to cross stitch all the time. A relaxing hobby to do in front of the TV. Love your card, and the recipient is sure to love it too! Thanks for playing along at Sunday Stamps!

  11. Haha, so funny! I'm glad to know my family is not the only one that appreciates humor like this. You are lucky to have family like that! This card is one of my favorites I think I've ever seen! BRAVO! So happy you could share this with us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes w/ Dies Challenge and good luck!


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